As more than 1,500 died and 33 million were displaced from an area larger than Britain, Pakistan's government found itself woefully short of needed relief supplies. Now, as Karachi-based writer Nazish Brohi wrote recently in The Atlantic: "We're running out of attention."
In reports to air on the PBS NewsHour, this series will update recovery efforts in hardest-hit regions of Sindh province. Many remain inundated nearly three months on, grappling with disease outbreaks and widespread disruption in the livelihood of people still camped in emergency shelters. We will then examine the myriad issues in governance, development, and politics that have failed to address the frequent flooding episodes and grave climate challenges faced by Pakistan and their impact on the livelihoods of nearly 200 million people. Finally, we will profile the work of pioneering architect Yasmin Lari and her work to help flood-impacted communities rebuild sturdier shelter, especially work to impart building skills in communities to promote self-sufficiency.